The bold red lighthouse on the northern tip of the island is for many people the symbol of Texel. The lighthouse is almost year-round daily open to visitors.
After taking the staircase of 153 steps a magnificent view awaits you ; over the North Sea, Wadden Sea and the nearby island of Vlieland.
In 1864 Texel got a lighthouse, after years of campaigning conducted by the Texel solicitor Kikkert. Before the establishment of the lighthouse every year many ships perished, because the surrounding waters were so dangerous for shipping.
An important part of the Georgian rebellion has taken part round the lighthouse
Opening hours and entrance
The lighthouse is opened year round, but the opening days and hours vary per season.
Entry is € 4.00 per person ( children up to three years are for free )
For more information: www.vuurtorentexel.nl.